Campus Management

Former Vice-Chancellor's Message

Alan Robson, Vice Chancellor

The University of Western Australia is one of Australia’s finest with an international reputation for excellence in teaching, learning, research and community engagement.

A dynamic and progressive institution, the University is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) partnership of leading Australian research-intensive universities and offers a diverse range of courses across nine faculties.

The University has set itself an ambitious goal of being counted as one of the top 50 Universities in the world by 2050 (as measured by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities).
An interim goal is to be in the top 100 by our centenary in 2013. In 2011 the University was placed 110th in the world.

The University’s position as the first and the only research-intensive university in Western Australia has ensured a unique relationship with the community, government, business and the professions.

An independent economic analysis has forecast that over the next 40 years, the University will contribute more than $60 billion in value to the Western Australian community through its research programs, educational functions, capabilities, relationships and investments.

The Crawley Campus Planning Review 2010 (the Plan) is an important planning document to support the University in achieving its ambitious goal and attaining international excellence.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have given their time and expertise in contributing to this Plan.

I am pleased to endorse the Crawley Campus Planning Review 2010.

Professor Alan Robson AM CitWA

Editor's note: Professor Alan Robson retired from his position of Vice Chancellor in 2012. Professor Paul Johnson is now the Vice Chancellor.